GLOBE (The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) programme is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education programme. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system, working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment.
GLOBE began on Earth Day, 1995. Since that time, 112 countries have participated in The GLOBE Programme. Thanks to the efforts of the worldwide GLOBE community, there are more than 66,000 GLOBE-trained teachers representing over 24,000 schools around the world. In addition, over 10 million students have participated in GLOBE -- contributing more than 100 million measurements to the GLOBE database for use in their inquiry-based science projects. In addition to the student-contributed data, automated stations collect and send measurements to the GLOBE database.
For students, GLOBE provides the opportunity to:
- Collect scientific data on their local environment focussing on the atmosphere, water, soil and land cover
- Share collected data with others via the internet
- Publish the results from student driven research projects
- Create maps and graphs of GLOBE data on the GLOBE website
- Collaborate with other GLOBE students and scientists around the world
GLOBE brings together students, teachers and scientists through the GLOBE Schools Network in support of student learning and research.
Globe Coordinators at the ISH: Alma Trumic (Physics Teacher) and Nadica Kucko (Biology Teacher)